Monday, July 20, 2009
So since I wrote my last blog a lot of new developments have taken place. For quite some time I've been wanting to get my Bachelor's in C.S. and finally that dream is taking form. A couple things that have kept me from moving ahead with a degree is cost of living while earning degree and a real solid reason for doing it other than for just personal gratification. We are solving the cost of living problem by moving to Gosport, IN and living on our relatives property in an apartment type setup. I will still be doing part time development for my current company which will provide us the funds to pay for our expenses and hopefully enough to cover the cost of education. As far as a real reason for earning the degree it seems like in the software field the need for at least a Bachelor's degree is becoming more and more of requirement. After talking with several people it became very clear to me that this was what I needed to do. So if everything continues to move along smoothly we will be moving August 3,4 and on September 1 I will be starting on my degree with Western Governors University (www.wgu.edu). The main reasons I choose this school is because they are competency based and relatively low cost. All of my experience that I have gained in the field will help me get through faster. They charge at a flat rate every 6 months so the more aggressive you are the less you will need to dish out. So I'm very excited about increasing what I know and getting a more rounded out and broader education!